Google Pixel 8 series to get upto 7 years of software update support

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Highlights
  • Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to get 7 years of software support
  • Pixel 8 guaranteed to get Android 21 OS update
  • The two smartphones will launch on October 4 along with the Pixel Watch 2

As the October 4th launch date for the Google Pixel 8 Series draws near, anticipation is building. Just days before the official launch, a significant leak has emerged, courtesy of 91mobiles, unveiling a treasure trove of specifications.

One standout revelation from this leak is Google’s commitment to offering up to an astounding 7 years of OS upgrades and security patches for the Pixel 8 series. This includes the potential for Android OS version upgrades spanning 5 years, followed by an additional 2 years of essential security updates. If these reports hold true, the Pixel 8 series could journey all the way to Android 21, setting a new benchmark for extended software support.

This move would place Google in an elite group, with only a handful of Android smartphone manufacturers, such as Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and OPPO, promising 5 years of OS updates for their flagship devices.

Also read: Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro official renders leak

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro specifications

The leaked specifications for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are nothing short of impressive. The Pixel 8 is rumored to boast a 6.2-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a silky-smooth 120Hz refresh rate, and a dazzling 2,000 nits peak brightness. Its larger counterpart, the Pixel 8 Pro, may feature a 6.7-inch OLED display with a versatile 1-120Hz variable refresh rate and an eye-popping 2,400 nits peak brightness.

Both devices are expected to be powered by the Tensor G3 processor along with the Titan M2 security chip. The Pixel 8 could be offered in 128GB and 256GB variants, with 8GB RAM as standard. The Pixel 8 Pro on the other hand may come in 256GB, 512GB, and a whopping 1TB storage options. Powering these devices are substantial batteries, with the Pixel 8 equipped with a 4,575mAh unit supporting 27W fast charging and 18W fast wireless charging. The Pixel 8 Pro takes it up a notch with a 5,050mAh battery, 30W fast charging, and 23W fast wireless charging.

As for the optics, the Pixel 8 could feature a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide lens, and a 10.5MP front-facing camera with autofocus. The Pixel 8 Pro could come with a 50MP primary rear camera, a 48MP ultrawide camera, and a 48MP telephoto camera offering 5x optical zoom.

Other features of the Pixel 8 series include an IP68 rating, stereo speakers, an under-display fingerprint reader, Gorilla Glass Victus protection,  5G support, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and USB 3.2 Type-C ports.

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